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Douglas Manuel, Tommy Pico, Prageeta Sharma, Lynne Thompson, more

20 NOVEMBER 2022 — sunday

The Southern California Poetry Festival continues with workshops led by poets Douglas Manuel and Sarah Maclay, and "Indigenous Poets Across the Americas," a reading featuring Tommy Pico, Kinsale Drake, Jessa Calderon, and Moncho Ollin Alvarado, a showcase of independent presses, featuring "The Offing" with Michael Reyes, Jose Hernandez Diaz, and Gabrielle Civil; What Books Press with Mariano Zaro, Elena Karina Byrne, and Carolie Parker; and LA Review of Books with Elizabeth Metzger, Allison Hedge Coke, and Anna Journey; a reading to celebrate the release of Best American Poetry 2022, featuring Prageeta Sharma, Alexis Sears, Amy Gerstler, and Matthew Zapruder, and lastly a reading featuring Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Lynne Thompson and Poet Laureate of San Francisco Tongo Eisen-Martin, joined by poets Shonda Buchanan, bridgette bianca, and Conney Williams, co-presented by Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center and the Poetry Foundation, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 10:00 am-8:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

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28 NOVEMBER 2023 — tuesday

29 NOVEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • Lyrics and Dirges, a monthly reading series featuring a variety of prominent and emerging poets, hosted by poets MK Chavez, Dear Animal, and Sharon Coleman, Paris Blinks, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here:

30 NOVEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents Oscar Peñaranda, poet, activist, and founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society, for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics, featuring a reading from Peñaranda's latest book, Follower of the Seasons, joined by Shirley Ancheta, Joaquin Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Raffi Del Bourgo, A Tune Both Familiar and Strange, forthcoming, and David Watts, Katy Bridge, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (

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